Thursday, June 21, 2007

Howdy, howdy...

My first post! i created this blog solely as a place to show and share my art, and to share in the creations of other artists. i won't be posting about other aspects of my life here - i have a livejournal for that.

i have been making art since i was a child and will continue to do so until i am old and grey. i love all kinds of art and create using many mediums - paper, ink, photography, polymer clay, textiles, and the list goes on. i'm also a gardener, and much to the delight of my family, i love to cook. i live in the country, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in Virginia, with my lifelong companion, our son and a small menagerie. i am a traveler, but for now i'm happy to be settled here. The road, though, is always calling.

And now to christen this blog with a bit of art. This is the Father's Day card i made for Paul (my DC, "darling companion") this year. Z. (our son) helped me create it, and it was loosely based on a card in the June/July issue of Paper Crafts.

Ingredients: White and blue cardstock from my stash; i think the PP is Deja Views, but i can't remember for sure; stamps - Rhonna Farrer, Swirls V:1, faux ribbon from Art Warehouse, Ribbons and Lace set, letters from some foam set i got at Wal-mart; black ink is Ranger's Archival Ink, turquoise ink by Ink It Up, Versamark; brads by MM; Cadillac image from an old National Geographic; red soda can tab, black photo corner.


  1. Hey Jess!! I LOVE your 1st post! What a great Father's Day card!! You and Zach did an AWESOME JOB!! I bet Paul loved it!! Oh, I'm so happy you have a Blog and I can't wait to see more of your great design work!! I will put a link to your blog on mine for sure. BTW just in case you don't see the post at AH I got your beautiful card in the mail and I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you sooooo much!! I love the color combo and thanks for all the goodies too!!
    PS I love your picture on here--you are so very pretty!!!

  2. FANTASTIC Card Jess! And what a beauty YOU are. Stunning really!I'm loving that photo.

    So glad you are blogging your art. I missed being able to view your stuff at AH (my work computer won't let me see ANYTHING, not even pics from photobucket).

  3. You two are so sweet! You sure know how to boost a girl's self-esteem!